Knox City Council members considered an amendment to their existing water tap ordinance when they met Tuesday night. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston informed council members that the ordinance presented was a combination of a few different documents. Continue reading
Employees who work for the City of Knox will see a 3 percent pay raise in 2019, following a decision made by city council members last week.
The 2019 Salary Ordinance was up for consideration during last Tuesday’s city council meeting. In addition to the raise, the ordinance had a few other changes as well. Continue reading
A concern about the amount of handicap parking spots near the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center was brought before Knox officials during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Continue reading
During his report at Tuesday’s Knox City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some internal controls training that’s required annually.
Houston explained, “This is where people working for the city are watching to make sure that there isn’t any kind of waste, fraud or abuse going on, that the accounting is being done correctly, that things aren’t being stolen or anything like that. The state has some training, it’s about 30 minutes, you watch a film.” Continue reading
The City of Knox is recognizing Fire Prevention Month. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some of the planned activities with the city council Tuesday. “The fire department will start having classes with Little Lambs and Head Start on Wednesday and at the elementary school with the children on Thursday,” he said. “And I think it’s important to teach our kids, ‘Don’t play with fire.'”
Fall is here, and that means the end of splash pad season in the City of Knox. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council that the splash pad was shutting down for the season earlier this week. “We were going to let it ride until over the weekend, but the weekend’s supposed to get cold,” he said. “And right now, you’ll see maybe one or two people on it and that’s about it. So we are going to be shutting down a little earlier than what we thought.”
Making sure the Knox Parks and Recreation Department has enough money to keep operating is the goal of a temporary loan approved by the city council Tuesday. It lets the park department borrow $15,000 for operational expenses out of the Park Capital Improvement Fund, according to Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston.
The Knox City Council approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator when they met last Tuesday.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained that the City has been considering purchasing a Gator to assist the individual who mows the lots around town. He currently pushes his mower from place to place because he doesn’t have anything to cart it around in. Estok added that it could also be utilized to supervise events down at the park.
Additionally, the Parks Department has been looking into options for a Gator with four seats to replace the one they have which only has two. Continue reading
Knox City Council members will hold a work study session to discuss the 2019 Budget before their regularly scheduled meeting tonight.
The work session will start at 6:15 p.m. At their last meeting, members decided to hold this session in order to get more familiar with all the details surrounding the proposed budget prior to the public hearing over it which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11th.
The council’s regular meeting will start at 7 p.m. Continue reading
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston updated city council member about the ongoing renovation project at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center at this week’s meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Houston said the project is nearing completion, with just a few minor things remaining. He noted that they will, of course, still have to deal with upkeep and maintenance but for the most part, the major renovations are all finished.
During Tuesday’s meeting, he informed them about the function behind the most recent addition. Continue reading
Some important budget information was provided to Knox City Council members when they met Tuesday. Continue reading
Knox City Council members approved a minor amendment to the employee handbook when they met Tuesday evening.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained that a few words were stricken from the City’s sick leave policy in order to clear up some confusion. Continue reading
Knox City Council members will discuss recommended changes to the employee handbook when they meet tonight at 7 p.m.
The tentative agenda for tonight’s meeting indicates that the proposed changes have to do with sick leave. Members will also discuss recommended changes related to the code of ordinances. Continue reading
Making sure Starke County’s wages keep up with the rest of the state is one of the challenges local officials shared with Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo. During her visit to Knox Wednesday, Milo highlighted the thousands of new, higher-paying jobs that Indiana businesses have added in recent years.
The cleaning service agreement for the City of Knox was reviewed when council members met Tuesday night.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston informed the board that the city has an agreement with an individual who performs cleaning services at City Hall, the Community Center and the Girl Scout Cabin. Continue reading
When Knox City Council members meet tonight, they will consider a golf cart exemption request.
This item appeared on the agenda at the council’s last meeting but since the individual submitting the request was unable to attend, the matter was moved to this week’s meeting.
Knox City Council members held a public hearing and considered two resolutions related to the proposed improvement project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when they met this week.
At the start of Tuesday’s hearing, KIRPC Community Development Planner Emily Albaugh reminded those in attendance that the City of Knox is applying for OCRA’s Wastewater Drinking Water grant. Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered a resolution Tuesday night that sets the deduction percentages for the real estate and personal property tax abatements that were approved for JW Hicks. Continue reading
Paving on Pearl Street that was originally listed as one of the Community Crossings Grant projects for the City of Knox will have to wait.
Mayor Dennis Estok told city council members last Tuesday that the brick road on Pearl Street that was originally supposed to be paved cannot be included in this year’s grant application due to some older pipes that are underneath the road. Continue reading